IHCA January News

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Already we have some great Hobie regattas being announced for the 2013.

A Notice of Race for the Hobie 14, Dragoon, Tiger and Wild Cat World Championships at Travemuende, Germany will be released by our hosts this month. To assist with holidays the following schedule has been released.
20 & 21July 2013 measurement with practice race in the afternoon (21st) and opening ceremony on 21st evening.
22-27 July 2013 Racing with the prize giving on the evening on the 27th These World Championships would be a bring-your-own-boat world championships. We have created a message board so that sailors can request information. Also people that are not attending the worlds may wish to make their boats available for charter.

Thank you to Florian Hublet for making the poster that is available for download. We have a message board for the sailors to make contact as well as information on our Facebook page.

The Australian Hobie Championships has concluded. With one race on the last day for the Hobie 16 and three races for the Hobie 16 ISAF Youth selection, Hobie 17 &18 , Tiger and Wild Cat. Conditions varied throughout the event. Full results and photos below.

EHCA has announced the 2013 Hobie 16 Europeans.The Europeans will be hosted by the Windsurfing Club Cagliari/ Italy from 11 to 20 October 2013.These days have been chosen as they are outside of the European national events and a cheap season in Cagliari with steady and great sailing conditions.

Hobie Fleet 252 in Fiji is planning GREAT FIJI WARMUP REGATTA at Pacific Harbour the site of the 1986 Hobie 16 Worlds. The format 25 / 30 ex Fiji Worlds H16s fully refurbished maximum of two teams sharing a boat.50/ 60 teams. Bring your own sails and main blocks if you wish, or use the ones supplied.
3 days of eliminations to final 25/ 30 then 2 days of finals.
Entries will be on a “first come first served “
This event will be immediately followed by a lay day and the 5-day; long distance FIJI CHALLENGE, entries in this event will be limited to 30.

The IHCA Rules Committee have submitted a rule change for comment. If accepted this will clarify the rule also ensure mast distribution to regions with manufacturers agreements.

Congratulations to Michel Corigliano for his appointment as Director General for hobie Cat Europe. Most sailors would have meet Michel over his many years of attending Hobie regattas. We welcome Michel onboard in his new position.

Qatar International Regatta (Sail the Gulf -2013) will be held from 19 —- 23 February 2013 at Doha Sailing Club. This a well run regatta that is gaining good attendance from the sailors from Northern Europe. As the conditions are much warmer in Doha with excellent charter boats (the boats are stored in air-conditioned boat shed when not in use). The Notice of Race is here.

After Doha for the sailors is Oman Mussanah Race Week 10-16 March. The hosts have free entry and free boat charter for Hobie 16 sailors. That is right free entry and boat charter. Another very professional run regatta in a warmer climate when some of the Northern Hemisphere is still feeling the cold. A great way to start the 2013 Hobie racing season with some early racing. See the web site for more details.

The Hobie Facebook page has had more updates added.
The IHCA web site www.hobieclass.com has all the latest Hobie news around the world.

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